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Jazz Icons: Quincy Jones features Q conducting what he called his Â"dream band.Â" With an 18-piece orchestra of world-renowned players such as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson and Benny Bailey, this 80-minute program featuring 17 songs, is one of the fi nest examples of big band jazz ever to be captured on fi lm. Shot in Switzerland and Belgium in 1960, these two concerts are the only known visual documents of this legendary tourÂan important lost chapter in an illustrious career which has spanned six decades.
"Jazz Icons is doing for jazz what the Criterion Collection has done for classic and important films". -- Jazz TimesSee all Editorial Reviews
FINALLY I GET TO SEE WHAT I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO FOR OVER 40'S YEAR'S. WHAT A BIG BAND! PHIL WOODS,
BENNY BAILEY,JEROME RICHARDSON,SAHIB SHIHAB,JIMMY CLEAVELAND 18 MUSICIAN'S... Read more
What a great band Quincy put together. Of all the bands of that era that was one of the best.
Two of the three videos are of excellent quality, but one looks to be a kinescope copy, and the video is blurry and very contrasty. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by Ralph W. Short
I received this DVD as a gift and it is fantastic.You do not get music and professionalism like this today. What a wonderful series. I will order some of the others. Read morePublished on January 8, 2007 by Philip Brice